Step 2 to conquering stuttering

Start your words "easily, gently, and smoothly" with "light loose movements of your lips, tongue, and jaw." (Sheehan) Prolonging the first sound of any feared word and prolonging the transition to the next sound or sounds of that word will help your stuttering come easier and with less tension. There are some sounds that can't be prolonged such as "k," "p," and "t." You can ease into these sounds with light contacts on them followed by slowly shifting into the vowel sound that follows.